Policy Brief: The Need for Global Action to Reduce Snakebite Death and Disability

15 May, 2018 | Policy Brief for 71st World Health Assembly | Download PDF

THE SNAKEBITE BURDEN
Snakebite envenoming kills 81,000–138,000 people every year and permanently disables  400,000 more. Women and children account for 30–45 percent of snakebite cases, and rural
workers in impoverished rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia are at greatest risk.

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